Jackie Bishop

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I offer professional and flexible proofreading services to ensure that your writing is polished and error-free. You want to improve and enhance your script, while retaining your own style and tone; my aim is to provide clarity, consistency and accuracy to your work, so that your message comes across to your reader effectively. I can also provide a higher level of input, with light proof-editing, if your work requires it.

I have completed the SfEPs Proofreading Introductory and Headway courses, together with the Copy-editing Introductory course. Previous work includes proofreading UCAS applications and fiction works. Recent work includes proof-editing a novel set in the 1960s and a satirical novella.

I am a former college lecturer in Business, Management and Accounts, and currently assess international students’ written work for the HR qualifications accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. I have an Honours degree in Music, Film and Television. I have written three novels, a number of travelogues, and various short stories and flash fiction – it is this interest in writing that led me to train as a proofreader. My leisure interests include learning Italian, travel and singing in a choir.

I can offer help and support with a wide range of documents:

Academic: Essays, UCAS applications, dissertations, theses, research proposals, educational publications.
Business: Job applications, CVs, corporate reports, leaflets and brochures, grant/loan applications, magazine articles, proposals and tenders.
Fiction: Short stories, novels, anthologies, poetry.

Subject Areas
My service can cover most subject areas – proofreading skills are largely transferable to any subject.
However, my main areas of expertise include: business, HR, learning and development, leadership, management, finance, travel writing and education.
I also have a particular interest in music, theatre and art, and fiction.

Key aspects of the service may include:

Spelling, punctuation and grammar
Checking numbering/tables/illustrations
Formatting and layout
‘House’ style – consistency

Proof-editing – an extension of the proofreading elements, while not being full copy-editing:
All of the above, plus:
Style ‘voice’ and presentation
Querying facts or details that are doubtful
Structure – sentences/paragraphs/readability

Whether your project is large-scale or a shorter piece of work, I can offer flexible rates, depending on the type of work, the level of intervention and the timescale.

Please contact me by phone (07749 229224) or by email (jackiefb45@gmail.com), to discuss your project.

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